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LifeWatch observatory data: phytoplankton observations by imaging flow cytometry (FlowCam) in the Belgian Part of the North Sea
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Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium (2024): LifeWatch observatory data: phytoplankton observations by imaging flow cytometry (FlowCam) in the Belgian Part of the North Sea. https://doi.org/10.14284/650
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Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium (2022): LifeWatch observatory data: phytoplankton observations by imaging flow cytometry (FlowCam) in the Belgian Part of the North Sea . https://doi.org/10.14284/544
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium (2021): LifeWatch observatory data: phytoplankton observations by imaging flow cytometry (FlowCam) in the Belgian Part of the North Sea . https://doi.org/10.14284/527
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium (2020): LifeWatch observatory data: phytoplankton observations by imaging flow cytometry (FlowCam) in the Belgian Part of the North Sea . https://doi.org/10.14284/424
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium (2020): LifeWatch observatory data: phytoplankton observations by imaging flow cytometry (FlowCam) in the Belgian Part of the North Sea . https://doi.org/10.14284/416
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium (2019): LifeWatch observatory data: phytoplankton observations by imaging flow cytometry (FlowCam) in the Belgian Part of the North Sea . https://doi.org/10.14284/330
Contact: Lagaisse, Rune

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Archived data
Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
In the framework of the Lifewatch marine observatory a number of fixed stations in the Belgian Part of the North Sea (BPNS) are visited on a monthly or seasonal basis using RV Simon Stevin. A grid of nine stations covers the coastal zone and are sampled monthly. Eight additional stations, located further at sea, are sampled on a seasonal basis. Samples are taken using a 55µm mesh size Apstein net and fixed in Lugol's iodine solution. In the lab, the samples are processed using a VS-4 FlowCAM model at 4X magnification, size range imaged is 55-300µm. The identification of the image data is done with the use of a classifier and followed by a manual validation step. Since May 2017, this dataset provides micro- and phytoplankton observations, mainly covering diatoms, dinoflagellates and cilliates, for the Belgian Part of the North Sea (BPNS).

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton
Keywords:
Marine/Coastal, Biodiversity, Biological monitoring, Data, Phytoplankton, research vessel, Simon Stevin, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Bacillariophyceae, Ciliophora, Dictyochophyceae, Dinophyceae, Prymnesiophyceae

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 0,7482; MinLat: 50,1016 - MaxLong: 3,9686; MaxLat: 52,1195 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
From May 2017 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Bacillariophyceae [WoRMS]
Ciliophora [WoRMS]
Dictyochophyceae [WoRMS]
Dinophyceae [WoRMS]
Prymnesiophyceae [WoRMS]

Parameters
Count of phytoplankton, Phytoplankton density

Contributors
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata creatordata providerdata producer
Mortelmans, Jonas
Lagaisse, Rune
Muyle, Julie
Amadei Martinez, Luz
Deneudt, Klaas

Related datasets
Child dataset:
LifeWatch observatory data: microphytoplankton annotated image library by imaging flow cytometry (FlowCam) for the North Sea.
 
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Project
LifeWatch: Flemish contribution to LifeWatch.eu

Publication
Based on this dataset
Amadei Martínez, L. et al. (2022). Corrigendum to "LifeWatch observatory data: phytoplankton observations in the Belgian Part of the North Sea". Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e81208
Hablützel, P.I. et al. (2021). Exploring new technologies for plankton observations and monitoring of ocean health, in: Kappel, E.S. et al. Frontiers in ocean observing: Documenting ecosystems, understanding environmental changes, forecasting hazards. Oceanography, Suppl. 34(4): pp. 20-25. https://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.supplement.02-09
Amadei Martínez, L. et al. (2020). LifeWatch observatory data: phytoplankton observations in the Belgian Part of the North Sea. Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e57236. https://dx.doi.org/10.3897/bdj.8.e57236

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-01-20
Information last updated: 2024-01-12
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